This DIY gnome pillow tutorial will have you adding holiday cheer to any décor in just minutes. Grab your hot glue gun and let’s get started with this Christmas craft!
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DIY Gnome Pillow for Holiday Decorations or Gifts
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we sure do like to share our DIY gnome tutorials. From Swedish gnomes for our homes to gnomes we paint on rocks and hide, it’s no secret we can’t get enough of the Scandinavian cutie. Tomte, nisse, or gnome – we love ’em all!
And we have two ways to make this adorable pillow: with light sewing or as a no-sew gnome pillow. I opt for the no-sew every time, however, I couldn’t find a Buffalo check plaid pillowcase in the size I wanted.
If you don’t know your way around a sewing machine, take advantage of Amazon Prime and buy this pillow cover (affiliate link). Easy-peasy Christmas crafting!
RELATED READING: Get the Buffalo Check Pillow Case from Amazon
DIY Christmas Gnome Tutorials
If you’re looking for the best DIY Christmas gnome tutorials, you have come to the right place. Check out all of my favorite tomte tutorials for the holidays!
Supplies to Make This Cute Swedish Gnome Craft
This fun Scandinavian Christmas gnome pillow can be done in under an hour if you’re making the pillow. If not, you’re only going to spend about 30-minutes on this fun holiday craft.
Psst: we have a Christmas gnomes tutorial list on Amazon – check it out because it has all of our favorite supplies for making Swedish gnomes.
- Buffalo check fabric or a premade pillow cover
- Faux fur
- Red felt
- Flesh-colored pompom (for the nose)
- Pillow form or fiberfill to stuff
- Hot glue gun and scissors
- Optional, sewing machine
How to Make a Gnome Pillow Cover for Christmas Decor
This is a quick DIY Christmas project friends and with the pillow cover, you’re done in about 20 minutes. If you’re sewing the pillow cover, it’s about 35-minutes (if you’re a beginner like me).
How to Cut Faux Fur
If you’re new to working with faux fur, there are a few tricks to learn so that you will have a clean, natural-looking beard.
- Shake out the faux fur and brush it down with your fingers.
- Flip the fur over to the back (the non-furry side).
- Use a razor blade or other straight-edged blade to separate the backing only. Do not use scissors to cut faux fur unless you’re ONLY cutting the backing.
Tip: for mustaches, you can use extra pieces and, depending on the type of faux fur you’re using, you can even use pieces as mustaches that don’t lay in the same direction. So don’t throw away those pieces!
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